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Aug 09, 2020 08:00am

Is Truth Based on Whatever You Feel?

Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?”  And two thousand years later, we’re still asking . . . In […]

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Aug 08, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Part Eight

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 04, 2020 08:00am

Not a Suggestion But a Command: Multiply

When churches become healthy, thriving, and begin to live “sent” they accept the mission God has given them.   They realize […]

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Aug 02, 2020 08:00am

What Will You Leave Behind As You Finish the Race?

How you live your life is very important, but how you finish is even more important. Many enter the race, […]

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Jul 29, 2020 08:00am

What Does the Bible Really Offer Me?

Ever heard of the acronym SOAP? Or heard people say, “I SOAPed this morning”? Well, SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, […]

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Jul 28, 2020 08:00am

The Only Time Submission Means Peace, Joy and Hope

In the first century, fishing was a lucrative business that provided substantial assets for many families, pushing them just above […]

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Jul 25, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Six

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jul 23, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t do as I do, do as I tell you to do

Follow Christ and be the godly example your friends, family and co-workers need!

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Jul 18, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Five

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jul 04, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Three

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jul 02, 2020 14:00pm

Set Apart

Our lives should look like what Scripture defines as a follower of Christ and not to be resembling the world.

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Jun 20, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter One

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Jun 18, 2020 14:00pm

Becoming a Sacrifice

If you have accepted Him as your Savior, you have a duty to be holy, to be set apart from the rest of this world for His glory.

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 15, 2020 08:00am

You Can Serve and Help Heal Your Faith Family

This message is for you if you are a discouraged, unsure or insecure follower of Jesus Christ. Yes, I realize we […]

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Jun 08, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting-Part Three: The Way a Child Should Go

We have been unpacking the spiritual truth found in the most well-known verse in the Bible on child training: “Train […]

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Jun 02, 2020 08:00am

Ravi Zacharias, I Was a Life That Was Changed

I don’t think I would have been able to tell you who Ravi Zacharias was before Passion 2016, a college […]

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Jun 01, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting-Part Two: “Train up a Child”

This is the second of a three-part parenting series. Part One is at https://lifeword.org/blog/christian-parenting-part-one-laying-the-foundation/ The goal of parenting is to […]

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May 25, 2020 08:00am

Christian Parenting Part One: Laying the Foundation

Parenting. Now, that’s an emotionally charged word! It is no exaggeration to say that parenting can bring the highest highs […]

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May 16, 2020 08:00am

7 Definitions of a Friend

When the First World War ended, the King and Queen of Belgium wanted to honor President Hoover for the aid […]

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May 09, 2020 08:00am

8 Wrong Responses to Conflict and Anxiety

Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your […]

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May 05, 2020 14:00pm

I’m in the Lord’s army

When we recognize our gifts and use them for God’s glory, we fulfill our purpose.

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Apr 23, 2020 14:00pm

You want me to do what?

What has God told you to do and what has been your response?

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Apr 15, 2020 08:00am

Bible Study: The Adventure of a Lifetime

I believe the best way to study the Scriptures is by using the Inductive Bible Study method. This method uses […]

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Apr 01, 2020 08:00am

It’s Better to Just Give up Your Pancakes – A Lesson in Generosity

There is within us a deep joy in giving. It’s beneath the layers of callouses and fears that plague our […]

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Mar 19, 2020 14:00pm

You can run but You can’t hide

Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.

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Mar 05, 2020 14:00pm

Choice

God wants us to choose Him.

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Feb 27, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Why You Should Read the Bible

It’s something we’ve heard preached about plenty of times. It’s almost like broccoli: We know it’s good for us, but […]

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Feb 25, 2020 14:00pm

Best for Last

We were set apart from every other living thing – not only were we given a voice to speak, but we were given a conscience and a soul. From the beginning, we were created with the ability to choose.

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Jan 21, 2020 08:00am

Something Missing in Your Life? Don’t Start With Religion.

Perhaps one of the biggest frustrations in life is not knowing where to start. It is a common problem for […]

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Jan 16, 2020 08:00am

This is Why a Sheep Loves to Read

In a pivotal passage, Jesus explains, “I know my own and my own know me” (John 10:14). In this verse he […]

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Jan 14, 2020 08:00am

The Truth About What it’s Like to be a Preacher’s Kid

“Well, you know what they say about the preacher’s daughter.” [Insert boyish snickers and winks here.] This is a phrase […]

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Jan 07, 2020 08:00am

We Pay a High Price for Social Media

In the late nineteenth century, newspaper companies pioneered a powerful marketing concept that still to this day dominates our media […]

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Dec 10, 2019 08:00am

Immanuel – God With Us

Our most dire need in moments of fear and tragedy is the presence of someone who is willing to enter […]

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Nov 13, 2019 08:00am

Five Dangers of Not Asking For Prayer

The Christian life is about community. It’s about fellowship. It’s about being one Body. To do this you have to […]

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Nov 11, 2019 08:00am

Three Ways to Parent Your Child’s Heart

I’m just a dad.  I don’t have a PhD in parenting. I haven’t studied personality theory nor have I researched […]

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Nov 01, 2019 08:00am

5 Promises to You, My Daughter

Often when I put my daughter to bed I will not only pray with her, but I’ll catch myself repeating […]

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Oct 25, 2019 08:00am

The War Against Christianity

(Originally posted February 2015) Newsweek has started 2015 with a cover article entitled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” […]

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Oct 10, 2019 08:00am

The Bible is Not a Book

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Jesus in Matthew 24:35 NLT) The Christian Bible […]

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Oct 01, 2019 08:00am

Wine at the Wedding and A Future Miracle

John 2:1-10 chronologically records the first miracle recorded in the Bible that Jesus performed: Turning water into wine at a […]

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Sep 28, 2019 08:00am

“You Heard Her”: The Power of a Praying Mom

I recently wrote that Augustine, though raised by his Christian mother to love Jesus, was not a Christian for a […]

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Sep 24, 2019 08:00am

The Birth of a Lioness

My whole life changed when I realized something as a young mama: Church was not enough. I know, I know […]

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Sep 23, 2019 08:00am

9 Reasons You Should Study the Bible (Right Now)

Why should you study the Bible? It’s old. It’s long. There are a lot of weird names in it. And […]

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Sep 17, 2019 08:00am

Five Steps to Understanding the Bible

At one point in my life, I wanted to be an archeologist. I thought it would be amazing to dig […]

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Sep 16, 2019 08:00am

11 UNHEALTHY Ways to Disciple Gen Z

In some ways, discipling Gen Z (those born anywhere from 1999-2015) is no different from any other generation preceding it. […]

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Sep 14, 2019 08:00am

Reflecting Our Owners’ Character

In an article in the New Yorkermagazine, author Malcolm Gladwell writes that vicious dogs are often not inherently vicious, but are […]

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Sep 13, 2019 08:00am

Technology in Ministry: Balance is the Key

When I was a kid, I was not motivated to learn how to ride a bike. It just wasn’t something […]

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Sep 10, 2019 08:00am

The Relationship-Focused Church

Church planting is relational because the gospel is relational. When Jesus commissioned the disciples to “go and make disciples,” it […]

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Sep 07, 2019 17:00pm

What Daniel Says to Our Time

Is it possible to have a thriving relationship with God even in the middle of a culture gone crazy? Absolutely! And […]

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Sep 05, 2019 08:00am

The Whole Gospel: Why Propitiation Matters

Ever heard a gospel presentation that went something like this: “We are sinners and our sin separates us from God. […]

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